Martial Status: Married to wife Kim
Children: Ronald II, 11; Catherine, 9; Kristina, 8
Education: Alfred University
SUNY Buffalo School of Law
Profession: Attorney – Anti-Trust, Litigation, Trust & Estates Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
Military Service: Military family – wife Kim is active duty Public Health Officer, former Naval Officer.
Member Laytonsville Elementary PTA
Member and former President Montgomery County District 19 Democratic Club
Former Chair of Maryland Association of Social Service Boards
Former member Montgomery County Board of Social Services
Team coordinator Race for the Cure – 13 years
Member St. Peters, Olney MD
Prior member Gethsemane Baptist Church, Bronx NY
I am not a politician, I am husband, father, and tax paying citizen. I was born in the Bronx, New York to a working class family with five children. I learned early on that you need to work to make your dreams come true. As such, I worked very hard, at several jobs, to become a first generation college graduate and obtain a degree in Law. My wife and I moved to Maryland in 1998 when I accepted a position in a law firm and my wife began her first tour as a Naval Officer. Fourteen years later, we are happy with our decision to stay in Western Maryland, where I am still with the same law firm, my wife is now an active duty U.S. Public Health Service Officer, and we are raising three children – ages 11, 9, and 8.
Since 1999, my wife and I have assembled a volunteer team for the National Race for the Cure and have participated each year along with our children and a cadre of friends. Recently, we were bestowed the honor of serving as Volunteer “Captains” on race day – an honor we hope to continue to enjoy for many years to come.
Since 2004, I have been a Montgomery County Democratic Precinct Chair and have served in multiple capacities in the Montgomery County District 19 Democratic Club.
For the last seven years I have volunteered as a member of the Montgomery County Board of Social Services. Similar Boards are mandated by Maryland Law, in each county, to help ensure that the basic needs of Maryland’s most vulnerable children, elderly, and families are met. To support such goals at the State level, the Maryland Association of Social Services Boards (MASSB) was created. As the former Chair of MASSB, I represented the organization to State officials and provided testimony to the State Assembly.
Last, but not least, I am a proud member and active participant in my children’s public elementary school Parent Teacher Association (PTA).